Newton Public Schools


Newton Public Schools


Newton, originally settled in 1630, is the 10th largest city in Massachusetts with a population of almost 86,000 people located eight miles west of Boston. There are 12,503 (October 2014) students enrolled in fifteen elementary schools (K-5), four middle schools (6-8), two comprehensive high schools (9-12) and one alternative high school. We also have an integrated pre-school program serving 250 students. Over 70 different languages are spoken within the student/parent population. The Newton school district belongs to the Metropolitan Council for Educational Opportunity (METCO), a state-funded voluntary educational desegregation program enrolling approximately 3,300 Boston and Springfield students in public schools in 38 participating communities; 421 Boston students are enrolled in our schools. Newton is also a Member of the Education Collaborative for Greater Boston (EDCO) which includes 22 urban and suburban communities. In addition to our regular programs, the Newton Public Schools also offer: • Career and Technical Education Programs • Specialized Music, Art and Physical Education instruction at every level • Full range of Honors and Advanced Placement courses in high schools • Elementary Literacy Specialists • K-5 Teaching & Learning Specialists and math coaches • Curriculum Leaders, K-12, including department chairs and curriculum coordinators, K-8 • Academic Success Program Learning Center Teachers, Inclusion Facilitators, and specialists to support students with identified special needs • Substantially separate classroom programs for students with special needs • Elementary, Middle and High School Stabilization Programs • Alternative High School Program • Professionally staffed automated library (in each school) • Summer School, grades 6-12 • Summer Program for Academic & Creative Encounters (SPACE) Summer Camp, K-8 • Understanding Our Differences - a disability awareness program in elementary schools • Child Assault Prevention Program (CAPP) in elementary schools • Community Education Program • Saturday Creative Arts Program • Job-Embedded Professional Development Program Opportunities • Newton Teacher Training Institute (NTTI) Licensure Program affiliated with Tufts University • Active Parent-Teacher Organizations • Newton Schools Foundation • Creative Arts and Sciences Committee offering curricular-related enrichment programs for students in grades K-8.

Mission Statement


Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

Newton Public Schools strives to recruit, hire, and retain a highly effective educational community that is reflective of the diverse global society, specifically race and ethnicity, and promotes the mission and values of the Newton Public Schools.

Newton Public Schools

100 Walnut Street, Newtonville, MA 02460